Monday, October 19, 2009

Bedtime stories

Being lucky enough to live in such a beautiful place as Australia is not something I take for granted. My hubbie and I became Australian citizens a few years ago after spending time on working visas and permanent resident visas. All our boys are born and bred Aussies though, they even like vegemite!!! I am of the opinion you definitely have to have been born here to stomach that stuff!!

I really love all things Australian (except Vegemite) and some of my favourite finds for my little fair dinkum boys are story books with an Aussie theme. We are building up quite a little collection...

Sydney Opera House - undoubtedly the icon of modern Australia. A very sweet and beautifully illustrated tale.


I love wombat stories, if you've never seen a wombat in real life imagine a gorgeous hairy pillow with stumpy little legs - adorable!

I love this story, again the illustrations are so sweet.

This book is a big favourite! It is full of fantastic, bright illustrations of Australian wildlife. Truly, the animals on this amazing continent must be some of the most unique in the world. Even their names are intriguing - duck-billed platybus, hairy nosed wombat...

Koalas - or as I prefer to call them - living teddy bears!



The last 2 aren't a big hit with the boys yet but I often find when a book gets put away for a while and taken out again when they're that bit older it becomes a new favourite, so these 2 may yet have their day in the sun!

10 comments:

The Queen of Clearance. said...

one woolly wombat looks sooooo adorable!

kurrabikid said...

I grew up on Blinky Bill and The Muddle-headed Wombat - each story is still quite magical to me - so I am hoping my two will take to them when they're older. So far Wiggles books are winning ... sigh!

Leigh said...

What a collection! I'm looking forward to when Lois will appreciate story time.

grass1167 said...

Great collection TT, I still have some treasures from my childhood, including May Gibbs' Snuggle Pot and Cuddlepie, Ethel Turner's Seven Little Australians, I can't wait to share my vintage treasures with my boys.
E
PS Not every born and bred Australian likes Vegemite, I can't stand the smell but my boys LOVE it!!!

Jacey @ Trash2MyTreasure said...

Thanks so much! I appreciate you taking time to check out my blog :)

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vintagelaundress said...

What a marvelous collection! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such lovely, kind words! Have a great weekend!

Missa said...

We have One Wooly Wombat! It came to us all the way from a thriftstore in Australia as part of a swap I did with another blogger :)

Austrailian animals really do have the best names and I've always wanted to see a duck-billed platypus in real life!

Becky said...

I lived in Australia as a child and used to have 'One Woolly Wombat' too! This post brought back memories. Other favourites were 'Possum Magic', 'My Grandma lived in Gooligulch', 'Edward the Emu' and one about a magpie that loved to peck holes in the garden hose (Micky the Magpie possibly?). When I returned to England I thought all the animals and birds in storybooks rather plain in comparison!

Janice MacLeod said...

I've just been exploring around your blog. You're a great writer AND a great thrift storer. Great stuff. I'm loving this blog.